Research Fellowship Donors
The Ransom Center gratefully acknowledges the principals of the following endowments and annual donors:
The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) jointly sponsors with the Ransom Center two fellowships for literary, cultural, or historical study in this period. Applicants must be members of ASECS at the time of application.
The British Studies Fellowship supports research in British literary, cultural, and historical subjects, while providing affiliation with the British Studies program at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund supports research topics related to twentieth-century art, journalism, women's studies, and general literature and culture.
The Robert De Niro Endowed Fund supports film research, especially in the Center's Robert De Niro collection.
The Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies supports research on Jewish authors and on relevant cultural topics requiring research in the Center's collections.
The David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism supports research in the Center's photography collections.
The Edwin Gale Fellowship supports research on Jewish writers, photographers, artists, performers, and the Jewish presence in culture as represented in the Ransom Center's collections, while providing affiliation with the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Erle Stanley Gardner Endowment for Mystery Studies supports research on topics related to mystery and suspense.
The Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship supports research in the areas of publishing and general literary studies, with special emphasis given to research concerning Knopf authors.
The Limited Editions Club Endowment supports research in the Center's rare book and print collections, with emphasis given to work with illustrated books.
The Norman Mailer Endowed Fund supports research related to Norman Mailer's writings, times, and the archive.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment supports research in general literary and cultural studies.
The Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship Endowment supports research in the Center's photography collections.
The Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment supports research in the Pforzheimer collection, as well as in general Renaissance Studies.
The Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment supports research in the Center's film collections.
The C. P. Snow Memorial Fund supports research in general literary and cultural studies, with a special emphasis on the relationship of literature and science.
The South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) jointly sponsors with the Ransom Center one fellowship that is offered to members of SCMLA for general literary and cultural studies. Applicants must be current members and have been members for the previous two years at the time of application to be eligible for the award. SCMLA Executive Committee members are ineligible; former SCMLA research award recipients will be eligible after five years have passed.
The Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship supports research in twentieth-century American literature.
The Woodward and Bernstein Endowment supports research on topics related to Watergate, the First Amendment, and the press.
The Adele Fath Charitable Foundation and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies provide support for the Ransom Center's dissertation fellowships, designated for graduate students who are working on doctoral dissertations.